【North Canada Campground】Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

Bothe-Napa Valley State ParkLocated near the center of the popular Napa valley, 5 miles north of St. Helena and south of Calistogau, it's only a 10-minute drive to both places, making it a very convenient location for visitors to Napa. If you can get a reservation, we suggest you to arrange a one night stay in Napa valley. If you are tired of seeing wineries in Napa, but still want to walk in the nature, this 1900-acre park is a good choice. The park has about 10 miles of hiking trails, and is surrounded by California Coastal Redwoods and Douglas-fir, which makes it cool even in the summer in the hot Napa valley. This time we went toAutumn in Napa Valleycum wine tasting, arranged to stay the night.

Camping Environment

  • Comfort: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The campground is quite comfortable, although the terrain is not very flat, but the ground is quite soft, and it had just rained when we came here, so it wasn't too cold at night with the fire.

  • Space: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Compared to other California campgrounds, the size of the campgrounds here is only medium, so two small families shouldn't have a problem.

  • Cleanliness: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Overall it was clean and the facilities were well organized.

  • Location: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

One of the best things about Bothe-Napa Valley State Park is the park's location. Just outside the park is the winery, and it's not far from the heart of Napa Valley. In terms of convenience around the campground, the restrooms are close by and the trails are just a few steps away.

  • Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park's campground has 45 tent campsites and 10 luxury yurts, but of course it's not easy to make a reservation. Our reservation was for a tent campsite. The plants in the park are mainly redwoods, and the campground is still a little bit of fall, which is quite pleasant to look at. In fact, there is a swimming pool in the park, so you can go there in summer.

Coyote Peak Trail

There are 10 miles of trails in the park, which can be divided into 12 different loops. We started from the campground and wanted to tackle the most popular Coyote Peak 1.5 miles away. The second half of the trail is difficult and the terrain is quite steep, so if you want to take it easy, you can consider taking the 1.1 mile History trail or staying on the Ritchey canyon trail.

The first half of the trail we chose is the Redwood trail, which is mostly redwoods, and after about 0.5 mile you will see a fork in the trail that connects to the Coyote peak trail, which crosses a creek in the middle.

The scenery on the Coyote peak trail is starting to change, with more fall foliage, but the real star of the show here is Douglas fir.

The terrain began to rise and it was hard to climb to the high ground, but the mountain was still covered with fog.

The final ascent to Coyote Peak was more challenging than expected, but I made it to the top. 1170 feet to Coyote Peak, from which you can see Napa Valley below.



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